Brother donates to earthquake relief in Haiti

Financial contribution and products will be given

DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX, QC, Jan. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Brother Industries Ltd.(Nagoya, Japan) announced today that the company and its subsidiaries will donate 5 million Japanese yen to the Red Cross, to help with the relief efforts following the disaster caused by the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti.

For its part, Brother Canada has donated an additional $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross who is contributing to the humanitarian efforts and to rebuilding in Haiti. The international humanitarian assistance is taking specific measures to respond to the immediate needs of Haiti's inhabitants. Furthermore, Brother Canada responded quickly to this tragedy by contacting La maison d'Haïti in Montreal - the Haitian community's focal point in Canada - to offer them all the products (printers, all-in-ones, fax machines and P-touch labellers) required to set up their crisis management unit. We are presently in contact with them in an effort to respond to their needs in a timely fashion.

"This devastating tragedy leaves the international community and the people of Haiti at a loss for words. As you all know, the needs in this part of the world are enormous and therefore, we encourage the Canadian business community to contribute, in their own way, to this humanitarian cause, which is monumental in its scope", declared Martin Featherston, President of Brother Canada.

ABOUT BROTHER

Brother Canada is part of an impressive worldwide network of companies that finds its origins in Nagoya, Japan, headquarters of Brother Industries, Ltd. As a multinational group of companies, Brother markets a wide range of business machines and home appliances. Globally, Brother is a 5 billion-dollar company, employing more than 26,000 people (including non-consolidated employees), 160 of who call Canada home. It has 19 production facilities and 47 sales companies operating in 43 countries and regions around the globe. Additional information about Brother and its products is available on www.brother.ca or by calling the toll-free number: 1-877-BROTHER (276-8437).

Brother and its logo are trademarks of Brother Industries Ltd, Japan. All specifications are subject to change without notice. All registered trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective companies.

SOURCE Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Vital Adam, Public Relation Officer, Brother Canada, 1-800-361-6466 (4488), vital.adam@brother.ca

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